Ombre is a shading of tone or color, from dark to light or light to dark. We ombre fabric, we ombre hair, and one of the coolest places to apply this technique is in the home in the form of paint. There are numerous options and styles to achieve ombre, I however prefer a not so perfect line, a sloping effect if you will, and a lot of blending. Ombre is the perfect option for those who would like to inject some color, in particular darker saturated color, but are afraid of committing to a whole room. Ombre is also a super fresh alternative to the "accent wall".
This wall would be even better had the floor board been painted a deeper purple.
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If I had to wear a uniform, and if I could choose what said uniform would be, it would be the classic combo, no wait, classic and so simple it's sexy, combo of a white top and denim. The white top may be a button down, a white tee or a little white tank top. This combo can be dressed up with bling or bold jewels and heels or kept easy with delicate jewels, worn leather belts and flip flops or sneakers. The possibilities are endless...
All images via Pinterest.
This week's interior Style Board will be a studio inspired by this classic combo.
In this man room, you will not find a reclining sofa, as a matter of fact you will not find a reclining anything. I have secretly replaced reclining things with ottoman's covered in hide. The media unit provides ample space for media things and cool guy stuff. The lighting is speakeasy'ish in an updated modern version.
A little rugged. A little playful. A little gentlemanly. Beards welcome.
"A beard is the collection of hair that grows on the chin, upper lip, cheeks and neck of human beings and some non-human animals", (Wiki) or in some cases human beings that look like animals. Some cultures "view a beard as central to a man's virility, exemplifying such virtues as wisdom, strength, sexual prowess and high social status", (Wiki). Hmmmm, I may actually be the queen of said culture because in my own words I believe the beard to be sexy, handsome and oh so manly. Goatees do not count, they are very tired and passe, sorry bro. A well groomed beard, be it a shadow or full on bushy, is the hottest male accessory, then and now. Well groomed being key, very key.
I have to be honest, I never really gave the beard much thought. ZZ Top sport some serious ones and the 2013 Red Sox had some seriously ugly ones. Not much thought at all until Spring Training 2014 when my crush showed up at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale AZ with a face full o' fuzz, I am now a lover of the beard!
I recently did a post for Bonobos men's suits and while researching some of my favorite iconic men in suits, I happily stumbled upon Paul Newman with the beard, let me just say...